SUNY New Paltz chose Timely Signs to design, fabricate and install a signage package including wall graphics, ADA compliant and wayfinding signs for their newest addition to the campus – The Atrium. The design was a collaborative effort of our creative staff, the campus architect, as well as building architect, facilities manager, publications director and all key personnel of The Atrium project. The architecture of this building was unlike any other on campus, so it was imperative for the design package to match the new modern feeling while keeping the integrity of the rest of the campus’ design.
Our lead designer for this job was Nora Scandariato – a 2007 SUNY New Paltz alumnus – which made this project very unique. “I was especially excited to be a part of this project. It was a full circle feeling to be designing for a space from which I was taught. For me, being able to give back to the community from which I am from, through my design, was and continues to be very rewarding.” said Scandariato.
One of the main designs for the Atrium was the “PLACE” walls. The concept is dimensional wall murals to showcase the facilities and activities of the new student union. They are created using a combination of pressure-sensitive vinyl, custom raised dimensional letters and 5 acrylic panels with digitally printed film that simulates the look of etched glass. They feature a background image that is an artist’s watercolor of Mohonk Mountain, a local landmark visible from the campus.